Advisory warns of stiff winds in Southern Utah

This composite image includes a file photo of kites flying in the wind over St. George, Utah, April 2017 | Photo by Joyce Kuzmanic, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — The National Weather Service in Salt Lake City has issued a wind advisory, which is in effect Thursday from midnight to 10 p.m. The affected areas include Utah’s Dixie, Zion National Park, Washington and St. George. Winds are expected to gust up to 50 mph.

Shaded areas of this map denote those subject to a wind advisory issued by the National Weather Service. Radar map generated at 3:20 p.m. MST, Nov. 7, 2018 | Image courtesy courtesy of the National Weather Service, St. George News | Click on image to enlarge

The strongest winds are expected along the Interstate 15 corridor from the town of Washington to the Iron County line, as well as along the Bull Valley and Beaver Dam mountains.

Those participating in outdoor activities should be prepared for strong wind gusts. Wind-sensitive operations may be impacted.

Winds are expected to strengthen overnight Wednesday and peak Thursday morning, but persisting into Thursday evening before decreasing. Motorists in the advisory area should be prepared for sudden gusty cross winds that can make driving difficult.

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  • Carpe Diem November 8, 2018 at 8:41 am

    Well, so far, that weather advisory “blew it”. The wind wouldnt put out a candle.

  • Mike P November 8, 2018 at 10:18 am

    “Stiff” winds ? Kind of an oxymoron isn’t it? And, what IS a stiff wind?

  • LunchboxHero November 8, 2018 at 10:33 am

    Stg News, I distinctly asked you not to post photos of strong winds. It’s obvious that those kites are dive-bombing some unsuspecting child, and will gouge an eye out, or plunge right into someone’s chest! Oh, the humanity! *wailing, dramatically sliding down the wall*

  • DRT November 8, 2018 at 1:58 pm

    I guess all you other commenters should have been in the parking lot of Walmart in Hurricane late this morning. The wind was outrageous by normal standards, though fairly common here in Hurricane.

  • An actual Independent November 10, 2018 at 6:57 am

    The wind was plenty hard in all the usual places like Hurricane and the communities up on SR18.

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